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Can't Buy Me Love

(Eligible Billionaires #1)

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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  670 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Billionaire Cole Jackson is lethal in business.

And he’s just as ruthless in the bedroom.

So when he finds himself attracted to his hardworking assistant Meg, he sends her to a different department. He won’t give in to an attraction that would only end badly.

Later, Meg comes to Cole with a business proposition he can’t resist—to secure a business deal he’s always wanted.
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ebook, 144 pages
Published March 28th 2012 by NLA Digital Liaison Platform (first published March 26th 2012)
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Beverly Diehl
Really fun, spicy little read. Cole is an alpha male with trust issues, after his parents died and his lifelong buddy, his uncle - ripped him off for everything. So even though he's been working with Meg as his assistant for over three years, and trusts her - mostly - and is attracted to her strongly, he doesn't want to go there.

Meg endured a childhood of schlepping from place to place as her mother first slept with her (often married) bosses, then got fired. The LAST thing she wants to do is fo
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Coco.V
Nov 17, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Billionaire Cole Jackson is lethal in business and just as ruthless in the bedroom. Meg Parson, who harbored a secret attraction to Cole for years, arrives on-scene with a deal Cole can not refuse. Which strong-willed and determined business-person will yield to the hot attraction that pulls them deeper and deeper into a tangled love they can not deny.
Romance  All the Way
DNF 42%
This book was TOO fucking slow for me. I couldn't finish it because things were not moving along at a good pace at all. Really dissapointed.
Romancing the Book
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
Reviewed by Maria
Review Copy Provided by the Author

A powerful romance novel set in the glitzy corporate world. The writing is full of glamour and energy and will give you an adrenaline charge. A word of warning. Do not keep this for a bedside read. You’ll never sleep, I’m telling you. The prose is electrifying and energetic.

The build up to the romance is reasonably slow. But once the love scenes come on the scene, so to speak, the story turns sizzling hot. The
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Jess
May 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
I saw this book on netgalley and decided to give it a try as it sounded like something I would like. It featured the two main characters, Cole and Meg. Cole is the CEO of a company and Meg is his assistant. When a deal that Meg is brokering begins to fall through, Cole has the two of them fly down to Costa Rica to meet with the owner of the company they are trying to buy to save the deal. Meg and Cole are both trying to avoid the physical attraction they have for each other since they want to ma ...more
Karma Queen
This story was OK and I don't know if it was just my edition, but I found some punctuation very distracting. For example, an extended underscore__ appeared in sentences throughout the book. That knocked down the rating for me.

We...we...can't__
She needed to step away from his touch__to pretend...
Some of them will live here__have to live here__full time.

This is a boss/employee to lovers story. Cole Jackson (boss) and Meg Parson (personal assistant) travel to Costa Rica to try to close a major busi
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: March 28, 2012
Publisher: NLA Digital Liaison Platform
Imprint: N/A
Author’s Website: http://www.maggiemarr.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

This was a fun, fast read. While there was a “Big Misunderstanding” (during which Cole needed to be pimp-slapped for his major overreaction), there was no truly heavy drama. Instead, we g
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Ashley Nelson
I don't really know why I bothered to finish this one. It seemed like every page had to repeat the character's inner mantra - he only cares about business and can't trust anyone due to past experiences, she only wants to be taken seriously and can't waver from that or she'll end up like her slut mom. Over and over and over. Can we please move ahead? I began to skim early on over all inner dialogue and hoped it would get better. It really didn't. I didn't care what happened to these characters. B ...more
Dabney
Apr 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Dear Ms. Marr—

I was wary about the plot of your short eBook,  Can’t Buy Me Love. Meg Parson, executive assistant to gorgeous ruthless multi-millionaire CEO Cole Jackson, has longed for her employer since the day he hired her.  She has forced herself to ignore her feelings for him because 1) he’s a player and 2) sleeping with him could ruin her professional reputation. Cole’s had the hots for Meg for over a year now and, when the two have to head to Costa Rica together to close a business deal Co
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Joy
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
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Rea
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Full review can be found here.

First things first in this review: this one is a very personal review. I suppose that they’re always personal, but in this case it goes one step further. This book worked very well for me today in my current mood. I’ve been craving a good romance for a week or so now but the ones that I’ve read have not managed to tick all my boxes. This one came so very close to having ticked them all that it really tickled my fancy!

I almost never read books like this. If I feel li
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Christi Snow
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Review:

This book is a fun, sweet, easy-to-read contemporary romance featuring a workplace romance. Something that Meg promised herself that she would NEVER engage in. She grew up with her mother jumping from boss to boss and having to change jobs and homes often based upon how badly those romances ended. Meg has worked hard at Comnet and even though she thinks her boss is uber-sexy, she will NEVER be jumping into bed with him. He is everything that she is NOT looking for in a man. (She keeps
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Autumn Review
May 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, arc
I got this book because, I thought it sounded like a cute, sexy read. I was hoping that it didn't turn out to be close to some other books out there about a mega-loaded guy and girl scenario. I'm pleased to say that it did have it's own story.

The book alternates between Cole and Meg's POV, starting with Cole. Not sure when it was that I started to like him exactly, but I did find myself attracted to his character early on. With Meg, I did like her pretty much right away. She has a quiet confide
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Holly
Apr 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, fast read and my first by Maggie Marr.

Meg Parson has learned the hard way that you do not fall for your boss, the is a huge no-no, but having a boss like Cole Jackson has made that near impossible. Though Meg has fought the good fight, having been Cole's executive assistant for enough time that she has become an expert at hiding her feelings, and apparently so has Cole. All that comes to an end when Cole decides that he has had enough trying to hide his feelings for Meg. Now, I h
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Sima
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice storyline, fantastic characters, easy book to get into.

Only problem I had with this book was their was lots of gaps that I would loved to have been filled in on.

1. How their relationship progressed.
2. Megs first night at Coles mansion.
3. First day back at work after declaration of their relationship.
4. Why Meg didn't inform Cole previously about the other job proposal.
5. Why didn't Cole fight for Meg when he realised he jumped to the wrong conclusion. ( their was no breaking down the door
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Susan Mcgarvey
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Sweet romance with a tiny bit of angst all wrapped up with a happily-ever-after.

This is the first book I've read by Maggie Marr so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I've been reading a lot of books from the In Death series by J.D. Robb and was looking for a light, fun romance to escape into before continuing and Can't Buy Me Love fit the bill!

About the book:

Meg has been working for Cole for 3 years when the book begins. She's stuck with him, even though he's a bit difficult, because she's hop
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Sarah
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant read

This was my first book from this author and I can’t wait to download the next one will have to wait awhile as I don’t get to buy books often so will be treating myself to see what happened next.

This story is about meg and Cole. Meg is coles assistant aiming for a promotion after 3 years as Coles assistant, after traveling to close a deal and everyone assuming they are a couple Cole gives in to his feelings for meg and stops fighting however something gets int he way and c9e rui
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Rhonda Hicks
Maggie Marr is a new author to me, so when this book was offered to me, I grabbed the opportunity to sample her writing.
This was your predictable billionaire/assistant easy read book with personable but flawed characters. I enjoyed the way the author told the story, but the editing definitely needed another set of eyes. Nothing atrocious, but enough to make me mention it in the review. This book ends with a cliffhanger that I'm not sure flowed as easily into the story as the rest of the tellin
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Sarah Hamilton
Your Basic Contemporary Romance

I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love it - it was your basic Contemporary Romance. A quick read with a predictable ending about a rich guy and his assistant. The characters are fine, but the usual (& predictable) suspects. Did feel the final cliffhanger style ending didn't necessarily fit the rest of the book, but I also have never been a huge fan of cliffhangers in books.
Danielle Landry
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Completely engrossing story

I absolutely enjoyed watch Cole and Meg grow, not only individually but together as well. The story of two jaded and emotionally tortured souls will keep you hooked from start to finish. You get every feeling with them as you see what each has been forced to endure in their lives to get where they are now. I wish I could give this more than 5 stars because it deserves so much more.
Michelle
Very quick read... picked this up as a freebie. I'm not begging for my time back that I spent reading on it. It was enjoyable, but not something that I'll read over and over like I do with other books.
I'm not going to go out of my way for book two, but if I should acquire it, I'd read it.
Jan Murphree
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!!

Hot!!!wonderful read!!
Really enjoyed it!!
Buy this one!!! You will be glad to have a great evening read!!!
Loved it!
Delbora Dixon-Green
Great Story

Life is not always joyful but persistence can result in the ultimate joy. This story is a prime example of this premise. Well written billionaire story.
Lornajean(Nutnut1) Ford
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
New to this author enjoyable read
Jennie Fortna
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this story of Cole and Meg...opposites attract ! !
Mary Young
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
what a great story abd SO GLAD Meg stuck to her guns about Boss issue...also LOVE Meg became what she set out to be career. .
Evie
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Falling in love is easy, but not so much if you've fallen for your boss and your boss for you.

Cole Jackson has a cold head when it comes to business matters, he knows no mercy. As if that weren't enough he has a heart made of ice. The list of women he's dated goes on and on, and not one woman has been able to melt a bit of the ice that surrounds his heart. He's sorta sworn off marriage, yet he believes in true love. Sounds like a complicated man if you ask me, no?

Meg Parson is an ambitious car
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Amy
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
With a title like Can't Buy Me Love, you're pretty certain that you are not embarking on a tragic novel or a suspense story. Can't Buy Me Love, by Maggie Marr, is neither of those. Nor is it a fluffy piece of YA lit. It is, faithful readers, a Hot Romance Novel.

Cole Jackson is a tall, gorgeous, rich business owner who is forced - poor thing - to go to Costa Rica with his capable and comely assistant, Meg Parson, to close a big acquisition deal. Cole lusts after Meg, who returns the favor, but sh
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Christine Matinale
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First book in the series. Quick read, love story between boss and assistant. Loved the characters. Can't wait to read next book in the series!
Dee
Meg used to be Cole’s Executive Assistant but for the last 6 months she had been working to secure a very important deal that Cole had always wanted for his company and providing all went well with the deal she was expecting promotion. Cole had very high hopes for the deal as he wanted to be able to promote Meg and move her to a different location of his business as he had been fighting his attraction to her for a year but refused to indulge in interoffice romance. Unbeknown to him Meg had been ...more
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